Module 5. Deltaic Systems

Course Details

Deltaic reservoirs globally hold vast hydrocarbon reserves. This module focuses on the location of source, reservoir and seal facies within a deltaic system. There is a great deal of confusion in oil and gas business units when it comes to stratigraphic trapping styles in deltas.

After a brief introduction to delta classification by processes (wave dominated vs wave influenced, tide dominated, tide influenced etc) and grain size we will move on to seismic facies and how you can differentiate deltas on the shelf vs those that have prograded to or beyond the shelf margin.


• Geologists
• Geophysicists who wish to better seismic facies of fluvial, shallow and deep marine systems
• Petrophysicists
• Engineers who wish to develop a better understanding of the factors that control distribution, reservoir connectivity and compartmentalization in sandstone reservoirs

• Graduate Students (Masters or Doctorate) who wish to develop a better understanding of the petroleum industry and the importance of siliciclastic reservoirs


The course assumes no prior knowledge of siliciclastics therefore we also encourage non-geoscientists and graduate-students to enroll.

Course Outline